A new initiative has begun for the construction of a new museum in Famagusta.
Five statues that were discovered during excavations in Salamis from 1998-2002, including ten other pieces that were originally housed in the museum in Maras before 1974, are being kept warehouses, in conditions that are damaging the statues, restoration specialist Dr Ege Uluca Tumer has said. She added there is an urgent need to build a new museum.
Tumer also said that American experts from the University of Pennsylvania, during a visit they paid to Salamis, stated that the statues are kept in a warehouse that is causing them to deteriorate. A new building should be constructed with the right climate conditions for the preservation of the statues, they said.